Subject: Re: renaming /boot to /boot_
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/28/1999 23:11:40
On 28 Sep 1999, Chris G. Demetriou wrote:

# OK, on alpha, without -DLIBSA_FS_SINGLECOMPONENT and with
# -DLIBSA_NO_FS_SYMLINK I get (for 1.4.x-branch):
# 6673    432     228     7333    1ca5    bootxx_ffs.sym
# (yes, i find the odd size interesting, but not enough to look into
# it...  8-)

Not really; it's not a stripped binary, is it?  I get roughly the
same size on the SPARC binary, odd and all.

And are you looking at file size or text/data/bss combined size
as a limit?  (I figure it's file size since that's what you're
shoehorning into the boot sector.)

And a second or third stage boot is not an evil thing -- SunOS
had to do that at SunOS 4, if I recall correctly (from SunOS 3.5)

# OK, one step away from the cliff rather than holding on to it with
# your fingertips...  8-)